Mini-Read Review: Tur by S.T. Bende & Dancing with Deception by Andrea Heltsley


Mini-Read Review is a feature created here on In Libris Veritas in order to showcase the reviews for short stories and novellas which so often get over looked.

Tur by S.T. Bende


Source: Purchased

 The Elsker Saga #.5
Ebook, 53 pages
New Adult Fantasy 
*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases

A (sweet) New Adult Paranormal Romance Novella:
Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all — great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory.
Some things are worth fighting for.
TUR is an Elsker Saga novella. It is approximately 10,000 words long, and is a sweet paranormal romance.

Tur is a quick introduction to the world of the Elsker Saga, and it gives us a taste of a bit of everything we can (hopefully) expect from the full series. It has plenty of action, sweet romance, and mystery that it kept me interested and ready for me once it was over. I love the Norse basis for the story, but I did find the usage of modern human stuff to be odd but overall understandable. I mean they are gods after all, they can get whatever they want. Inga is a kick ass warrior, who keeps getting stuck behind a desk “for her own safety”. I loved that she was capable of kicking butt, while still maintaining a more domesticated nature for those she cares about.

Definitely looking forward to seeing how the series plays out and what way the Elsker prophecy comes into play.

3.5 stars

Dancing with Deception by Andrea Heltsley

Dancing With Deception

Source: Purchased

 Dancing #.5
Paperback, 54 pages
Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy 
*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases

How far would you go to keep your nightmares a secret?

Wendy has been struggling with vivid, chilling nightmares that leave her exhausted and horrified. What will Wendy do to protect her secret when she discovers her nightmares are real? Death is coming and he’s coming for her.

Read the chilling prequel novella to the paranormal romance, Dancing with Death.

Dancing with Deception paints an interesting picture for a series. Wendy is having nightmares, they are bloody and terrifying…but they start to come true and she can’t help but be involved. People are dying and she’s starting to look suspicious, so she keeps it all a secret even though it’s putting her life on the line. I definitely enjoyed it overall, even though it took a lot of suspension of belief to get on board with Wendy not breaking and telling someone. Also we have a case of “missing parent” syndrome, which is always a bit annoying. But overall it’s a short and sweet taste of the story to come!

3 star

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2 Responses to Mini-Read Review: Tur by S.T. Bende & Dancing with Deception by Andrea Heltsley

  1. Love the cover for Tur and hope that the series delivers like the tastes given here

  2. Iza Bzh says:

    I’ve got Tur, as well as book #1 if I remember correctly, so thanks for sharing 🙂

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